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James Duncan Hague.
Mr. Hague died on the 3rd of August, at his summer home in
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, after a brief illness.
He was born and educated in Boston, entered the Lawrence
Scientific School at Harvard College in 1854, studied at GGttingen
in 1855, and at the Royal School of Mines in Freiberg for the next
three years. In 1859-1861 Mr. Hague was engaged in scientific
voyages among the islands of the Pacific. During the Civil War he
served as judge advocate for the naval courts martial in the South
Atlantic blockading squadron cases, in 1862-63. For the next three
years he was in charge of copper mines in the Lake Superior
region, and in 1867 he became first assistant geologist of the Geo-
logical Survey of the Fortieth Parallel. The volume on "Mining
Industry " in the Report of the Survey (Vol. Ill of the series) was
the work of Mr. Hague. In 187 1 he entered upon the practice of
his profession as a Consulting Geologist and Mining Engineer in
California, and in 1879 permanently established himself in New York.
Widely known in so many parts of the world, Mr. Hague won
without an effort the esteem and personal regard of every one who
A pathetic interest attaches to the paper on The Drake Medal
in the August Bulletin. This was Mr. Hague's last composition,
written when in his usual health, and partly read in proof a few
days before his death.
Mr. Hague became a fellow of the American Geographical
Society in 1887 and was elected Councillor in 1907 and Vice-Presi-
dent in 1908.
Cesareo Fernandez Duro.
Sefior Fernandez Duro, President of the Royal Geographical
Society of Madrid, died in June after a long illness, at the age of
Educated for the navy, he served for thirty years and retired in
1875 w ' tn tne g ra d e of capitdn de navio, devoting himself thence-
forward with unwearied industry to historical and geographical
research and the production of works such as the Armada Invencible,
the Disquisicidnes JVduticas, Colon y Pinzdn, and the Armada Espanola,
a history of the Spanish navy from the union of the Kingdoms of
Castile and Aragon. All his writings are marked by the sound
historical sense, by scholarship, by impartiality, by the respect for
truth and the self-respect inherent in a noble character.
The death of such a man is a loss to his country.